How do you regain confidence? Little by little, right? Say, you are a plein air music lover. You like music while you're out – a festival, if you like. But once a festival let you down. You don't personally. You would never fly to the Bahamas to go out with Kendall Jenner. It's not really your scene. But that festival – Fyre Festival – has risen in a spectacular cloud of smoke, and therefore you are suspicious of new, untested festivals. Especially after another festival, Woodstock 50, failed to take off after it started selling tickets, although it had all the signifiers of a legitimate operation – a name, a list, a promoter who actually did it before.
So, how do you trust a new festival hit, which was revealed on the internet on Tuesday? Lovers & Friends announced their schedule for their May 9 premiere in Los Angeles, featuring artists such as Megan Thee Stallion, Ludacris, Jhené Aiko, Lil & # 39; Kim, T-Pain and more. Goldenvoice is behind this, so it should offer a layer of confidence. They deal with several festivals, including Coachella. Snoop Dogg is promoting this, which is another layer of legitimacy. But there seems to have been some wish list at work, just as you suspected. Perhaps artists and ticket buyers have learned something from the Fyre Festival (some of Fyre’s acts, like Blink-182, give up) because several acts appeared immediately and with some force.
"This is so fake!" Lil & # 39; Kim said on Instagram. "I am not part of that." Eve I wrote, “Ummm … that's a lie. I am not on this show. "Mase commented on the announcement:" Best wishes for this program, but please remove my name from this brochure. "Best wishes! Best wishes for this festival. And the contemporary Twista de Mase announced that it had not yet been paid. somehow behind the scenes and he promoted it, but still! Where is the trust!
And Snoop Dogg addressed Lil Kim's complaint personally and publicly. "Lil & # 39; Kim, talk to me on DM so we can talk to you about this money," he said. Despite its note, the disorganization made comparisons for Fyre, 1 after other. Billy McFarland made us so cynical, but still, building trust when the music festivals that originally sounded … expensive. In a post-Fyre Festival world, it is worthwhile to be vigilant.
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